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Goat Island Lighthouse

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Address: Cape Porpoise, ME
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Built in 1880, this 25-foot lighthouse flashes white every six seconds as...

Built in 1880, this 25-foot lighthouse flashes white every six seconds as it stands guard over Cape Porpoise Harbor.

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Great visit

We rented kayaks and paddled out to the island. The lighthouse keepers were great hosts and let us tour the island the lighthouse.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jason_Tinley_Park
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Tinley Park, IL
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Tinley Park, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented kayaks and paddled out to the island. The lighthouse keepers were great hosts and let us tour the island the lighthouse.

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1 Thank Jason_Tinley_Park
Jasper, Indiana, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a couple photos after drinks at the Ramp bar and grill. Beautiful location with a couple nice restaurants nearby. Decent parking, not great.

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Andover, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

You can see the Lighthouse from in front of the Pier 77 Restaurant. What a beautiful view especially when the sun is setting. It is a not to miss site. Just beautiful!

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Thank smithjrs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Rent a kayak and head out! This lighthouse and its keeper are a delight. The harbor is beautiful - you do have to provide your own transportation out to the island.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A classic Maine light station just off of Cape Porpoise (you could walk to it at very low tide). It is maintained, I believe, by the Kennebunkport Conservancy. We had the privilege of touring the facility on a foggy August evening. If you ever get a chance to do so, just do it. A highlight of our summer in Maine.

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Thank 76sbca
Lexington, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We drove out boat up and walked around the grounds. The lighthouse keeper was very friendly and gave us recommendations of local fare. Great trip!

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Take a ride over to pier 77 in Cape Porpoise.It offers a beautiful view of the bay and the Goat Island Lighthouse.It is a working pier where you can see the lobsters brought in daily as well as the crabs.the views are what you would come to Maine for

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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Follow the signs to Cape Porpoise and see this beautiful light house. It is open at certain times. We were not there at the right time but it is still a tranquil place to see a near by night house of Goat Island. There is a working harbor and several restaurants. Even public restrooms by the chowder house.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Right at the end of a road in Kennebunkort is a rocky landing. Across the sea is Goat Island. It looks lonely and desolate.

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

You can go straight up to this light house - touch it - take photos! We were not able to go inside but it is a beauty! There are great views in this area.

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